Saturday, April 26, 2014

Trivia Bits 26 April


  • The archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean is a region of Norway.
  • American film and television actor Harry Hamlin played Michael Kuzak in L A Law the American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994.
  • The confectionery turron is perhaps better known as Nougat and is typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake.
  • First broadcast in 1996 British BBC crime thriller series Silent Witness is focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham.
  • The World Heritage Site of Norbulingka is situated in the Tibet region of China and is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755 serving as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959.
  • In the Peter, Paul and Mary song Puff the Magic Dragon lived in a fictional land called Honalee and tells a story of the ageless dragon Puff and his playmate Jackie Paper, a little boy who grows up and loses interest in the imaginary adventures of childhood and leaves Puff alone and depressed.
  • Stayin’ Alive from the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever is a disco song, written and performed by the Bee Gees.
  • The 82nd Airborne Division, constituted 5 August 1917, participated in two end-of-World War II victory parades, the Berlin Victory Parade of 1945 and the New York City Victory Parade of 1946.
  • The two main stars of the 1970’s sitcom The Odd Couple were Tony Randall and Jack Klugmann.
  • Cherry, roma and beefsteak are types of the fruit Tomatoes.

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